What we do Features Showcase Pricing Jukebox TV Blog

What is a Video Processing Unit (VPU)?

A Video Processing Unit (VPU) is a type of microprocessor that is designed specifically to handle video data and perform video processing tasks. Similar to how a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is designed to handle graphical data and perform graphical computations, a VPU is optimized for video data.

VPUs can perform a wide variety of tasks related to video processing, including encoding, decoding, transcoding, scaling, de-interlacing, color correction, and more. They can handle a variety of video formats and standards, such as H.264, H.265, VP9, AV1, and more.

The main advantage of using a VPU for video processing tasks, as opposed to a general-purpose CPU, is that a VPU can perform these tasks much more efficiently. This can result in better video quality, lower latency, and less power consumption, which can be especially important for mobile and embedded devices.

Some examples of VPUs include Intel's Movidius VPU, which is used for edge computing and artificial intelligence tasks, and the video processing cores found in many System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, such as those used in smartphones and tablets.

As technology evolves, the capabilities of VPUs are likely to continue to expand and improve, enabling more advanced video processing tasks and better video quality on a wide range of devices.

Get expert audio and video streaming services

iReplay.TV Free trial
No subscription
No credit card required

Video streaming definitions

Get your own TV channel on iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV and Connected TV like this one easily

Multiple, automated, AI-assisted 24/7 TV Channels from your content at $0.001 per minute

Cars and Roads - Brands (https://ireplay.tv/carsandroads/brands.m3u8)

© iReplay.TV

Video Streaming Wikipedia definitions

Powered by Vod2Live.tv
Trusted by

trusted by Arte for low-latency live streaming
trusted by DJing for VOD2Live, very high quality live streaming, Jukebox TV, private podcasts, paygate, iOS, iPadOS apps
trusted by CNRS for 'Antarctica to World' Live Streaming
trusted by Velocix for consulting and ops services
trusted by Thomson Video Networks/Harmonic for OTT/cloud training

A portion of iReplay.TV's revenues, specifically 1%, is being allocated towards funding research and providing assistance for children's cancer treatment at Gustave Roussy Institute
Learn more about Gustave Roussy cancer Institute